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Core i5-3210M vs i3-4160


Description
The i5-3210M is based on Ivy Bridge architecture while the i3-4160 is based on Haswell.

Using the multithread performance as a reference, the i5-3210M gets a score of 55.1 k points while the i3-4160 gets 74 k points.

Summarizing, the i3-4160 is 1.3 times faster than the i5-3210M . To get a proper comparison between both models, take a look to the data shown below.

Specs
CPUID
306a9
306c3
Core
Ivy Bridge
Haswell
Architecture
Base frecuency
2.5 GHz
3.6 GHz
Boost frecuency
3.1 GHz
3.6 GHz
Socket
Socket G2 (988B)
LGA 1150
Cores/Threads
2 /2
2/4
TDP
35 W
54 W
Cache L1 (d+i)
32+32 kB
32+32 kB
Cache L2
256 kB
256 kB
Cache L3
3072 kB
3072 kB
Date
Jun 2012
July 2014

Non-optimized benchmark
The benchmark in Mode 0 (FPU) measures cpu performance with non-optimized software. It uses the basic µinstructions from the i386 architecture with the i387 floating point unit. This mode is compatible with all CPUs so it's practical to compare very different CPUs
Monothread
i5-3210M
i3-4160
Test#1 (Integers)
3083
4131 (34.01%)
Test#2 (FP)
8582
10330 (20.36%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
3762
4645 (23.47%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3989
3952 (-0.94%)
TOTAL
19416
23057 (18.76%)

Multithread

i5-3210M

i3-4160
Test#1 (Integers)
5787
7464 (28.98%)
Test#2 (FP)
18774
26620 (41.79%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8741
11458 (31.09%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4588
6268 (36.61%)
TOTAL
37890
51810 (36.74%)

AVX optimized benchmark
The benchmark in mode II (AVX) is optimized to used 256 bits registers beside the first version of the Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX). The first AVX compatible CPU was released in 2011.
Monothread
i5-3210M
i3-4160
Test#1 (Integers)
10149
13019 (28.28%)
Test#2 (FP)
9489
12002 (26.49%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
3801
4906 (29.07%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3799
4231 (11.35%)
TOTAL
27238
34157 (25.40%)

Multithread

i5-3210M

i3-4160
Test#1 (Integers)
20114
27452 (36.48%)
Test#2 (FP)
22651
28956 (27.84%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8928
11826 (32.46%)
Test#1 (Memory)
3426
5766 (68.28%)
TOTAL
55119
73999 (34.25%)

Performance/W
i5-3210M
i3-4160
Test#1 (Integers)
575 points/W
508 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
647 points/W
536 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
255 points/W
219 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
98 points/W
107 points/W
TOTAL
1575 points/W
1370 points/W

Performance/GHz
i5-3210M
i3-4160
Test#1 (Integers)
3274 points/GHz
3616 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
3061 points/GHz
3334 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
1226 points/GHz
1363 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
1226 points/GHz
1175 points/GHz
TOTAL
8786 points/GHz
9488 points/GHz

Monothread performance graph
Monothread performance graphics gives the performance vs time. They are useful to measure the time it takes to the CPU to reach the maximum performance.

Usually, CPU's performance will be steady during these tests but if it has a slow frequency strategy, the first samples will show a lower score.


Test#1 (Integers) [points vs time]

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Test#2 (FP) [points vs time]

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Test#3 (Generic, ZIP) [points vs time]

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Test#1 (Memory) [points vs time]

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Multithread performance graph
Multithread graphs measure the performance against a heavy load during certain time.

If CPU's TDP doesn't limit the frequency and the machine is properly cooled, performance should remain steady vs time. Otherwise, the performance score will oscillate or decrease over time.


Test#1 (Integers) [points vs time]

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Test#2 (FP) [points vs time]

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Test#3 (Generic, ZIP) [points vs time]

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Test#1 (Memory) [points vs time]

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